Multimedia University History

Multimedia University History

Multimedia University History, MMU was founded in 1948 when the institution was founded as Central Training School to serve as East African Post Training School before changing to Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (KPTC)

 

History

MMU was founded in 1948 when the institution was founded as Central Training School to serve as East African Post Training School before changing to Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (KPTC). This was after the collapse of the East African community in 1977. In 1992, the college was upgraded to Kenya College of Communications Technologyunder KPTC and became a subsidiary of Telkom Kenya (TKL) after KPTC split into Postal Corporation of Kenya, Telkom Kenya Ltd and Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK). The college became a subsidiary of CCK after the privatization of TKL in 2006. In 2008, it was upgraded to Multimedia University College of Kenya as a constituent college of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Award of charter

After an inspection conducted by the Commission for University Education, a body set aside by the Kenyan government to oversee the quality of higher education in the country,[4] the immediate former President, Hon. Mwai Kibaki, granted a university charter to the college, thereby giving it university status on March 1, 2013. From then, the institution became known as the Multimedia University of Kenya.